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The Importance of Clinical Trials

David CoganDavid Cogan

Clinical Trials make a significant difference to the health and well-being of people now and in the future. At CPS Research, we are committed to providing quality clinical studies that meet the highest scientific, clinical and ethical standards. For over 30 years, we have been conducting clinical trials in Phases II to IV in Pharmaceuticals, Food Supplements, Medical Devices and Over The Counter(OTC) therapies and we wanted to take this time to explain why clinical trials are so important to so many.

Before we start, you might be wondering what we mean when we say “Phases II to IV”. This means that the trials we conduct do not involve medicines being taken for the first time in humans. This is what happens in a Phase I trial. During a Phase 1 trial, the main goal is to find out whether the suggested treatment being trialled is safe for use in humans using a relatively small sample group. During Phases II to IV, the general goal is to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment using a larger group of patients and to monitor the progress of these patients and that’s where we come in!

Why Clinical Trials are Important

When you choose to participate in a clinical trial, you are contributing to the future of healthcare. Taking part in a clinical trial is vitally important for a variety of reasons. Clinical trials are designed to find out whether a new form of treatment has the desired effects on patients. Sometimes, clinical trials will look at a specific way to improve the quality of life for patients with long-term conditions that may have a severe impact on their day-to-day lives. The overall goal of a clinical trial is to find more ways for doctors to provide their patients with the best medical care possible. The work involved in a clinical trial can help to provide patients around the world with a new treatment that could make a significant difference to their lives and that’s why clinical trials are so important.

Why Take Part

However, Clinical Trials would not be possible without patients, whether healthy or with a specific condition, willingly volunteering to take part in the trial. Whatever your reason for taking part in a clinical trial, you are playing your part in shaping the future of healthcare. Whether you’re signing up to a clinical trial because you’re keen to find a solution to your medical issue; signing up because you want to help others like you or someone you know; or signing up as a healthy volunteer to assist science, there are so many reasons to sign up to take part in a clinical trial and so many benefits to doing so. With Clinical Trials at CPS, most of our trials also involve financial compensation for all participants as a thank you for giving up your valuable time, efforts and for any travel involved.

Clinical trials can provide hope to those patients in need of it. To play your part, you can find out about the clinical trials that we are actively recruiting for here.

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and any clinical trial updates on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and, of course, on our website. During this time, as always, our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients and our staff. You can read about our COVID-19 safety measures for our ongoing clinical trials here.

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